Members of the current Rainelle Town Council said their goodbyes Monday night and welcomed those who will take over July 1.
“This administration is gonna be changing,” acting Mayor Bill Bell stated during the regular meeting of the Rainelle Town Council. “This Thursday, I guess it is, we will have a new council. We are gonna get a mayor.”
Newly elected officials are Mayor Robin Williams and Councilmembers David Spitzer, Jimmy Matheney, Rick McCall and David Sweet. Ron Fleshman will be remaining on the council. Bill Bell will serve as town recorder.
“I think we have served the city well,” said Councilmember John Wyatt. “I really do.”
“We have had a few problems and issues along the way, but all in all I think we did a good job for the town. I think the town is better for it,” he continued. “It has been my privilege and honor to be a councilmember for the last two years. I am glad I am turning it over to some others. I am going to take a long vacation, I think.”
Councilmember Martha Livesay thanked officer Randy Sizemore for his work patrolling various areas of the town, not just Main Street.
Bell added that it has been an honor to have served with the current council, even though the road was bumpy at times. He thanked them for their work.
The swearing-in ceremony for the incoming officials will take place in front of Rainelle City Hall at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30.